Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas at Ivy Nursery

I went to the Ivy Nursery in Charlottesville this afternoon to pick something up and I must say, I just love this place.   When you see these photos you'll see what I mean.   This photo (above) is the front door. It was all decorated for the holidays and it was packed.  Many of the wreaths were gone already.

My pictures did not come out well but this is a boxwood wreath with a large burlap bow.

They love ivy and topiaries and plaid here:

Love this one:

Santa, I would love one of these under the tree, concrete lambs with great satin bows....

Orchids are everywhere:

More plants and the poinsettias are quite nice too:

You can't see this too well but this is a reindeer topiary.  It is wonderful.  I have a pig from last year that I had "refurbished". I was so tempted to bring this guy home!

More great orchids:

Another boxwood wreath:

There are so many gift ideas here.

And of course, some equestrian influence:

And the ribbon...........

And a few more gift ideas:

Here is some information about Ivy Nursery from their web site.  If ever in Charlottesville........
About Ivy Nursery

Ivy Nursery is a unique garden center located on seven acres. We are in a beautiful setting three miles west of the University of Virginia, and 1.4 miles west of the Boars Head Inn, Farmington Country Club, and the Northridge Medical Center on Scenic Route 250.
Established in 1975 and staffed by landscape architects, horticulturists and gardeners, Ivy Nursery is both a retail garden business and a contracting business.
Our Philosophy
Ivy Nursery was started and is owned by Clare and George Carter, both of whom have masters degrees in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.
We attempt to carry and grow not only the freshest and healthiest plant material, but also offer price ranges affordable to everyone.
Offering all the basic plant choices as well as hard-to-find plants, we strive to appeal not only to the novice but also the more experienced gardener.


  1. It looks just charming. One might expect an upscale nursery to have lovely plant material and even gifts--ours carries Vera Bradley!--but that ribbon really made my eyes light up. It is -not- easy to find an assortment of ribbons like that at even the best fabric stores and those look like treasures. Wish I lived within striking distance of Ivy Nursery. Thanks for the info.

  2. I have never found anyplace like this one. Every time I go in I could spend hours......

  3. My fav store in C'ville! And, we're friend's with the owner's son :)


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